# What domain name to use? [duplicate]

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Write an Elevator Pitch / Tagline

## Note:

We are closing this domain naming thread. It is asking the entirely wrong question. See this blog post for details: Domain Names: Wrong Question

We're going to keep the name math.stackexchange.com. But we WILL be setting up redirects from the more "popular" domains names (e.g. seasonedadvice.com to cooking.stackexchange.com, basicallymoney.com to money.stackexchange.com, and others as we go through the list).

New question: "Write and Elevator Pitch / Tagline!"

[original message text below]

Note: Please answer this question asking us to describe in brief what our community is about, rather than suggesting domain names. (— Isaac♦ 2010-10-05)

Any suggestions?

## locked by Alexander Gruber♦Jan 14 '15 at 2:54

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• Using big print doesn't make your answers any better. – bmargulies Jul 21 '10 at 12:33
• @bmargulies: It makes it easier to see only the domain name suggestions when scrolling through the page. – Larry Wang Jul 21 '10 at 12:36
• The rules are, it has to be available. 'Parked' != available. Would someone with privs please delete all the 'parked' answers, they just distract. – bmargulies Jul 23 '10 at 0:14
• @bmargulies: See the equivalent question on another stackexchange site. There is a quote from Joel that disagrees with you. – Larry Wang Jul 23 '10 at 0:44
• Indeed. I suspect I'm getting a lot of down-votes for that very misconception! – Noldorin Jul 23 '10 at 12:14
• Wierd. I could have sworn that Jeff was the poster of the requirement that domains be completely unclaimed. – bmargulies Jul 23 '10 at 15:39
• btw, is .com necessary? what about .info? – mau Aug 4 '10 at 10:36
• @mau: I would prefer .com over the other choices, except in the specific cases where edu, gov, org, mil, or net is justified, and I don't think any of those apply here. I would be opposed to info, biz, pro, and most of the country-specific TLDs. This is mostly an issue of reputation: many shady sites exist under such classifications, and few legitimate ones. A large majority of reputable sites exist under the .com TLD. A StackExchange/StackOverflow blog post outlines some guidelines for naming. – Larry Wang Aug 7 '10 at 2:57
• To be honest, reading through the list of proposals I find them all waaaaaaay worse than the current "math.stackexchange.com"! Do we really need to change the domain name? – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Sep 14 '10 at 16:22
• (in fact, if someone managed to get hold of exchange.com, then math.exchange.com would be quite ideal...) – Mariano Suárez-Álvarez Sep 14 '10 at 16:23
• OK: it is pretty far in the future. I think it is safe to say that nobody's votes, answers, or edits to this proposal will be meaningful anymore. I am going to lock the thread for historical significance. (Note that, contrary to what the text in the lock says, this was a perfectly on topic question at the time it was asked.) – Alexander Gruber Jan 14 '15 at 2:53

Can't we just stay at

# math.stackexchange.com

? I think it is better than all domain names suggested so far.

• I agree that it is better than all of the names suggested before - I wonder what StackExchange has to say about it? – Tom Stephens Jul 23 '10 at 4:42
• Then suggest a better one! Is math.stackexchange.com really the best name we could possibly have? – Larry Wang Jul 23 '10 at 13:51
• @Tom here is what StackExchange has to say about it – Justin L. Jul 27 '10 at 19:29
• Borrrring. This is this is the worst suggestion I've yet seen. – Noldorin Sep 15 '10 at 20:56
• Well, not as exciting as "mathsexchange"... – The Chaz 2.0 Dec 7 '11 at 2:56

Available

# HilbertsHotel.net

Available

• I dont think it is parked anymore, check this out... June 16 has come and gone. – Tom Stephens Jul 28 '10 at 3:25
• @Tom: visit the URL yourself. It is parked by a company that parks expired domain names in order to sell them. (typically to the forgetful original owners) – Larry Wang Jul 28 '10 at 14:52
• I called around a bit and found out that somebody or some company has owned it previously - at this time their period of ownership has expired - but the name is sitting on hold in a 'grace period' until approximately August 31st. If the original owner does not re-purchase this name then it becomes publicly available once again. (The owner has apparently requested a "privacy clause" disallowing the person I spoke with to tell me who owns it... which is pretty ridiculous if they are trying sell something). – Tom Stephens Jul 28 '10 at 15:18
• Conjecture: the original owner is actually a guy named Hilbert trying to start a chain of hotels. – Qiaochu Yuan Jul 28 '10 at 18:01
• Or just one infinitely large hotel, since he didn't bother to make the name plural. – Larry Wang Jul 29 '10 at 23:47
• This name is too esoteric to most people. – Noldorin Aug 19 '10 at 8:04
• I agree that it is probably a bit esoteric to many people, including many professional mathematicians. – Kevin H. Lin Aug 20 '10 at 21:56
• @Noldorin, @Kevin Lin: I respectfully disagree. Hilbert's hotel has appeared in mainstream publications such as the NYT and is a piece of mathematical culture I think reasonably well-read people would have at least heard of, roughly analogous to Schrodinger's cat according to Google hits (and people make Schrodinger's cat jokes all the time, e.g. on Futurama!). If not, it's still a memorable name, and it gives whoever comes across the site something to look up; they're learning already! – Qiaochu Yuan Aug 28 '10 at 20:48
• Although I dislike it (because I am not very familar with mathematical culture) I agree with Qiaochu, in that it can be used to create reasonably memorable branding. Think, Ask Jeeves. – Noctrine Sep 7 '10 at 15:35
• @Qiaochu: Oh, I'm vaguely familiar with the term and I'm not a mathematician, but I suspect many amateurs wont' be. Either way, it's not really hinting enough at the site's general purpose. – Noldorin Sep 19 '10 at 14:43
• This. Is. Awesome. – Vandermonde Oct 1 '10 at 16:12

# MathExchange.com

Boring, Simple, Parked

• Not available. Taken. – Robert Cartaino Jul 21 '10 at 20:54
• Parked, to be precise. :) – Noldorin Jul 21 '10 at 21:05
• This name makes me so grateful we don't use the British spelling. – Larry Wang Jul 22 '10 at 23:14
• @Kaestur: +1! That was one of the funniest things I've read in a while. =D! – 97832123 Jul 23 '10 at 6:32
• Hah. I'm usually a fan of British English spelling, but indeed not here! – Noldorin Jul 23 '10 at 8:18
• I kind of like the simplicity. – Justin L. Jul 24 '10 at 21:29
• Come on people, let's show some creativity here! :) – Noldorin Jul 26 '10 at 9:54
• I like the rhyme MathExchange / MathOverflow – Grigory M Jul 29 '10 at 16:52
• Am I the only one who doesn't get Kaestur's joke? I feel left out. – BBischof Jul 30 '10 at 7:19
• @BBischof: MathsExchange/MathSexchange – Isaac Jul 30 '10 at 18:11
• Not just a joke: experts-exchange.com – Qiaochu Yuan Jul 30 '10 at 23:18
• I like MathExchange. "Math" kind of rhymes with "stack". Or at least the vowel sound is the same. – Kevin H. Lin Jul 31 '10 at 0:48
• @Kevin: That's why I don't like it; why should it sound like "Stack Exchange"? – ShreevatsaR Aug 14 '10 at 3:54
• If I could download this name twice, I would. I can't believe it's still at the top. – Noldorin Sep 15 '10 at 20:57
• Which again raises the point: can we please let someone with a bit of creativity choose the name? (Are there any of the artsy sort on StackExchange!?) – Noldorin Sep 15 '10 at 21:00

# MarginTooSmall.com

• Domain is available – Juan A. Navarro Jul 25 '10 at 8:01
• I like it, but I don't know if the casual reader gets the joke. – mau Jul 27 '10 at 14:50
• I certainly don't... – Ricket Jul 27 '10 at 17:36
• – Justin L. Jul 27 '10 at 19:28

# ForAllQThereExistsA.com

Available (though, of course, not valid for every consistent axiomatic system).

It'd be cooler as Unicode: ∀Q∃A.com

# AxiomFive.net

Available

(Not Available: AxiomFive.com)

The comprehension axiom that let in Russell's paradox.

• I like "Axiom____"; it's catchy. Not sure if Five is memorable enough; it might seem arbitrary. But I like this train of thought. – Justin L. Jul 22 '10 at 4:49
• I kind of like this actually. – Noldorin Jul 22 '10 at 12:06
• @Justin: Axiom Five is euphonious, so I guess it probably will be fairly memorable. – Charles Stewart Jul 22 '10 at 12:25
• After having this name stuck in my head all day, it will now get an enthused upvote from me. – Justin L. Jul 22 '10 at 19:48
• Were it not of unwieldy length, just UnrestrictedComprehension.com would have a nice double meaning, both Russell's paradox and a nod to the purpose of the site, i.e. promoting comprehension. – camccann Jul 28 '10 at 2:02
• I don't see the appeal.. – 97832123 Jul 28 '10 at 7:47
• This seems way too esoteric. – Kevin H. Lin Jul 28 '10 at 22:28
• @Kevin Lin: Blame the influence of SO: Russell's paradox, like all forms of the liar paradox, holds a special place in the hearts of computer scientists and programmers in general, who live day-to-day in a world that choses inconsistency over incompleteness. – camccann Jul 29 '10 at 3:24
• @camccann: Then we should purge the SO members from our ranks. – 97832123 Aug 1 '10 at 17:07
• I'm with Kevin on this one, the name is a bit on esoteric side. – Noldorin Aug 2 '10 at 10:08
• I like that it can be shortened to something distinctive like A5 – Meh Aug 4 '10 at 21:54
• I am still not sure what this title refers to. I wonder how many people will find out what this is supposed to mean. – Andrea Ferretti Aug 5 '10 at 14:22
• I also am still unsure what this refers to. Actually, if I hadn't read this comment thread, I would have guessed that it's meant to refer to Euclid's fifth axiom: the parallel postulate. – Kevin H. Lin Aug 6 '10 at 6:31
• @Andrea, @Kevin: Axiom Five ("Axiom V") is explained in the SEP article, plato.stanford.edu/entries/type-theory, in the first paragraph containing "Frege". Euclid made a distinction between definitions (Gk: οροι), postulates (αιτήματα), and axioms (κοιναι εννοιαι) - cf. mysite.du.edu/~etuttle/classics/nugreek/contents.htm; Euclid has an axiom five as well as postulate five, which is that the sum is more than the parts - not such a bad accidental association, really. – Charles Stewart Aug 9 '10 at 7:52

# mathfactorial.com

With logo like math!.com

# coffeeIntoTheorems.com

available

• I think you ought to remove the second paragraph, so that it is possible to vote on the name itself. – ShreevatsaR Jul 30 '10 at 1:40
• @ShreevatsaR: Done. – Tom Stephens Jul 30 '10 at 2:07
• This is the only name so far which is both original and understandable. – Andrea Ferretti Aug 5 '10 at 14:24
• Interesting, but a bit too esoteric for my liking. – Noldorin Aug 6 '10 at 8:23
• As the original poster of this name I would like to leave a comment about it... Look at the edits to see my original purpose for suggesting this long, uninteresting name. It is a cute phrase, but it is not a good name for a place. In fact, HilbertsHotel is far better and should be voted up immediately by any reader of this comment. Notice: HilbertsHotel actually sounds like a destination. – Tom Stephens Aug 9 '10 at 13:52

Parked

# LogicalAxioms.com

Nerdy enough to be fun. Not terribly obvious. Available.

## xisanumber.com

• x is oftentimes a formal symbol representing an algebraically independent element over a ring R, such that R[x] is the polynomial ring in x. – 97832123 Jul 21 '10 at 7:25
• If voting down comments were possible, I would. – Michael Lugo Jul 21 '10 at 13:07

# bijected.com

or surjected I suppose.

# mathsmyths.com

(Available)

• Doesn't pass the 'I know how to spell it just by hearing it' test for me. Math-smiths? – Larry Wang Jul 23 '10 at 13:52
• 'math's myths?' – An̲̳̳drew Jul 30 '10 at 14:10

# finitesimplegroup.com

Like the song. Available.

## TrivialQED.com

avaliable

Prove that P ≠ NP:

Trivial. Q.E.D.

• QED is slightly confusing in that it also stands for quantum electrodynamics. – Qiaochu Yuan Jul 28 '10 at 3:34

# planeandsimple.com

hooray math puns. appears to be parked

(available)

or

# ClassNumberOne

[Pun]

• Available btw. And while I'm at it, some stupid ideas that don't really make it as answers but might be useful to the brainstorm atmosphere: 'Whoshavesthebarber', 'Ramanujanstaxi', 'Morphism', 'Mathdrain' and 'algebraicstackoveflow'... – Tom Boardman Jul 28 '10 at 14:01

# NegativeEpsilon.com

Like in math joke "Let epsilon < 0".

## UniMath.com

To emphasize university-level math. Possible misreadings aren't bad: universal math united math ...

# Mathstack.com

Taken.

Sounds less overtly gawky/pompous than mathexchange.

Also: catchy(?), doesn't sound like it's trying too hard and has an implicit duality with Mathoverflow.

• How about Stacksoverflow... =p – 97832123 Jul 22 '10 at 22:46
• Oh wait Harry, just got your comment- was re: stacks (descent). Thought you were taking the proverbial... – Tom Boardman Jul 28 '10 at 13:47
• Looks too much like "Mathslack" - esp. in poor screen fonts. The last thing we want is too attrack slack-ers. – Bill Dubuque Jul 29 '10 at 3:50
• @Tom Boardman: I'm still not exactly sure how else you could interpret it. – 97832123 Jul 29 '10 at 10:58
• @Harry I thought you were mocking me for being uncreative (ie. 'well here's another variant on stackoverflow') My wholeheartiest apologies- am strangely on the defensive on this forum. – Tom Boardman Jul 29 '10 at 12:00
• I was doing that too =p. No apologies needed =)! – 97832123 Jul 29 '10 at 14:07

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# TertiumNonDatur.com

(taken, but unused)

The latin name of the statement "$A \vee \lnot A$ is true". Its a statement every mathematician knows, and has either used (or complained about.)

Also, it hints at "There are two good math sites."

• I'm afraid this is the kind of joke one has to explain... – Grigory M Aug 4 '10 at 9:38

Parked.